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Classic television programming uploaded by user with username HappySwordsman, with emphasis on 1950s programming, but also a small amount of late-1940s and early-1960s programming. Virtually all programming in this section is public domain, though if I made any mistakes in regards to copyright, please let me know. Most of the programming in this section is from the United States, though there is a small amount of British programming in this section, and a tiny amount of Australian TV.
Topics: classic tv, television, Emperor, 1950s
Classic TV
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Episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx. Complete with DeSoto commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Groucho Marx, 50's Television, Fifties
Classic TV Commercials
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1960 Presidential Campaign Election Commercials John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon
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Topics: Presidential Campaign Ads, John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon, Election Commercials, 1960, Classic TV
Classic TV
by Jack Chertok
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Pilot for the Lone Ranger TV Series. September 15th 1949.
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Topics: Lone Ranger, Tonto, Western, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore
Classic TV
by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime.
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Classic TV Commercials
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Batteries Not Included is a film that I put together early this year, after I made the film I did not know what to do with it because it is so much different than the Experimental art films that I am most known for doing. I decided to release this film on the internet and I thought the best place to do this would be right here on the Internet Archives. About the Film: Almost as long as I have been a filmmaker I have also been a film collector. I have for many years wanted to assemble a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Toy Commercials, vintage television commercial, Third Eye Cinema, Classic TV, pop culture
Classic TV
by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his...
Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
Classic TV
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep01 The Clampetts Strike Oil
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
Classic TV
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This Is Your Life Laurel And Hardy This is The only time they appeared together on live television.
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Topics: This Is Your Life, Laurel and Hardy, Classic TV
Classic TV
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Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners, Cavalcade of Stars, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV,...
Classic TV
by Aaron Spelling
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This well done TV Movie, starring Richard Pryor, Rosie Greer, Billy Dee Williams, and Stephen Boyd, depicts racist attitudes toward black soldiers in World War Two. Richard Pryor gives a fine performance as does the rest of the cast.
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Topics: action, drama, World War Two, Richard Pryor
Classic TV
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Sergeant Friday investigates the destruction of a movie theater by a gang a teenagers! The cops find a small box containing marijuana and put two-and-two togetherâ¦the reefer is making the kids go wild! Turns out that teenage Johnny is pushing weed, yellow jackets, goof balls and "H." His friend tells the policeâbut it's too late...Johnny takes a hot shot and ODs!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: dragnet, drugs, classic television, film noir, crime
Source: 16mm sydication print
Classic TV
by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Cunningham Heritage" Originally aired October 18, 1954. Holmes unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Mr. Cunningham, a gentleman whose fiancée was found by his body with a knife in her hand. This television episode marks the first filmed meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Based on "A Study in Scarlet" and very loosely "The Adventure of the Reigate Squires/Puzzle."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Classic TV
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No Time For Sergeants chronicles the comedic misadventures of a country bumpkin named Will Stockdale, brilliantly protrayed by Andy Griffith, who is drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and assigned to the United States Army Air Forces. Andy Griffith went on to play the same character in the Broadway version and in a movie of the same name, which he became famous for and made him a star. No Time For Sergeants The U.S. Steel Hour March 15th, 1955 Starring: Will Stockdale......Andy...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: US Steel Hour, Public Domain, Classic TV, Andy Griffith, Kinescope, Live TV, Live Television,...
Classic TV Commercials
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Another curious example of 1950's advertising, in this case a promo for the UNIVAC computer, produced by Remington Rand. This commercial interestingly aired on the CBS Television Network on 5 February 1956, during a light panel show.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Advertising, Computer,...
Classic TV
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An old interview of Bruce Lee. The episode was filmed in 1971 and got losed, in 1994 they found it and aired the episode as a tv special under ''Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview''. All American pictures made before 1989 without a copyright renewel fell in the public domain,Because this interview was lost for so long it never gotten a copyright renewel. So it is automaticly public domain.
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Topics: Bruce Lee, Documentary, Martial Arts, Interview, Pierre Berton, Television
Classic TV
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A eight minute episode of BatMan to introduce Bat Girl. The ratings at this were low and Yvonne Craig as Bat Girl was there to boost the ratings. This "episode" was shown to the "suits" of 20th century fox and never aired. I figure it's PD.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Bat Man-Bat Girl-comics-20th Century Fox-Unaired Pilot
Classic TV Commercials
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A Classic 1950's Commercial for Post's Sugar Crisps. Cheap, but cute. DISCLAIMER: This video does not represent the quality of major Hollywood cartoons of the time. Nor does it represent the quality of major Tele-cartoons of the time ("Clutch Cargo" didn't air until several years after this commercial, so it doesn't count. Then again, "Clutch Cargo" was already crap by the standards of it's time). Heck, it stinks by the standards of most advertising cartoons of the time....
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Vintage, Classic Commercial, Classic...
Classic TV Commercials
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A 5th Classic Commercial for Coca-Cola, this time from 20/January/1955. This charming commercial aired LIVE on NBC-TV. This commercial also features jingle. The complete telecast can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
The Video Cellar Collection
by Moe Howard
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This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
Classic TV
by George E. Foley
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From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations. Hopefully in the public domain.
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Topics: H. G. Wells, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow, Thomas Mitchell
Classic TV
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep02 Getting Settled
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
Classic TV Commercials
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A classic car commercial for the 1955 DeSoto. Partially animated.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 1950's, 50s, 50's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
Classic TV
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"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse.
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Topics: Mister Ed, Classic TV, 60's Television
Classic TV
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Sherlock Holmes - Season 1, Episode 9
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Mystery, Classic TV, 1950s
Classic TV Commercials
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Classic 50's Commercial for Coca-Cola, originally broadcast 1954.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's TV, 1950's Television, 50's Television, Fifties Commercials, Coke,...
Classic TV
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Andy Griffith Episode, The Bighouse
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Topics: Andy Griffith, Classic TV
Classic TV
by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Belligerent Ghost" Originally aired November 15, 1954. Watson is quite flustered after a man in distress dies in his care...only to find himself attacked by the very same dead man on Watson's way back home to Baker Street! So what does this have to do with daVinci's "Madonna on the Rocks" painting allegedly being stolen?
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Classic TV
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1954 episode of "The Pinky Lee Show", a kids program. Very fast-paced.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kinescope, Rare, 16mm Film, Kids TV, Live TV, Retro TV, Rare TV, Vintage...
Classic TV Commercials
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Soda commercial featuring everyone's favorite famous monster!
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Topics: commercial, Shasta, Frankenstein
Classic TV
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The Adventures Of Robin Hood ep 06 A Guest For The Gallows
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Classic TV
Classic TV Commercials
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A classic commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets. I took this from an episode of "School House" that somebody uploaded. Note: While the TV network can be spelt DuMont, the owner of the Network which produced TV sets is correctly spelt Du Mont, as that was the spelling perferred by the founder of the company.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, Electronics, Electric, Du Mont, Wally Cox, Old,...
Classic TV
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A Gun For Christmas from the 1950's series Dragnet
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Topics: Dragnet, Classic TV
Classic TV
by Wenzel Lüdecke
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This is the final episode of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode Flash learns that the survivors of the underworld kingdom that he thought he had destroyed in episode 35, "The Earth's Core," seek revenge on the "surface people.
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Topics: The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon, Classic TV, 1950's, Sci-Fi
Classic TV
by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Texas Cowgirl" Originally aired November 8, 1954. Minnie O'Malley, a cowgirl in a travelling rodeo, seeks help from Sherlock Holmes--to remove a dead body from her hotel room! Strangely, Holmes seems to be more than happy to comply. Suspects range from a Blackfoot Indian, the owner of the rodeo Bison Jack, and a meek salesman across the hall. Easily the most ridiculous episode of the entire series.
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
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One of the few surviving episodes of "Queen for a Day", from 1960. One of the strangest shows ever to air on TV. Please note that most shows of the 60's were MUCH BETTER than this.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60's, 60s, 1960's, 1960s, Sixties, Camp, Campy, Plan 9 from Outer Space,...
Classic TV
by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
Classic TV
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Rare 1949 episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers". The show is about a "Space Captain" and his "Video Ranger" who must the galaxy from the evil Dr. Pauli. . The show was live, which would explain the missed cues. Most episodes are presumed lost. The series was never liked by TV critics, though proved popular with children. Later seasons had improved writing. However, as corny as the show was, it did prove influential on later series....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Captain Video, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Camp, Low Budget, Live TV, Classic TV, DuMont...
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Friday and Romero investigate the theft of narcotics from a Catholic Hospital. Season 1, Episode 2 (1952) Last appearance by Barton Yarborough, who had died in late December 1951.
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Topics: Classic TV, Dragnet
Classic TV Commercials
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A classic Television commercial for a UNIVAC computer. This commercial is from a 5 February 1956 CBS-TV telecast. It also promotes CBS-TV's weather service. Pretty cool commercial if you ask me.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Computer, Computers, Vintage, Retro,...
Classic TV
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Classic Television broadcast with English subtitles at the beginning. I have re-uploaded this because it used to be here, but I couldn't find it. Uploaded specially for my friend, Matthew.
Topics: Classic Television, Dinner for One
Classic TV Commercials
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Yet another Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial from 1955. This one features a couple walking outside a movie theater/theatre.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Lucky Strike,...
Classic TV
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Andy Griffith ep Barneys First Car
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Topics: Andy Griffith, Classic TV
Classic TV
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Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Buddy Ebsen, Chet Atkins, Collins Kids, The Jordanaires, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs, Minnie Pearl, etc.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
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(DVD Quality) Original Air Date: March 4, 1963 (Season 3, Episode 23). Opie's had it with his history homework, and misinterprets Andy's empathy as an excuse to skip it and lead his friends in revolt against their teacher, "Old Lady" Crump. When Miss Crump holds Andy responsible, he must find a way to motivate Opie and his pals. TRIVIA: The character of Helen Crump was supposed to be a one-shot. That is why they gave the character an unpleasant sounding name. But the producers were so...
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Topics: Andy Griffith Show, Andy Griffith, Ronny Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, Aneta Corsaut, Barney...
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1966 TV movie version of the classic Lerner and Loew musical. This version has some songs restored that were cut from the 1954 MGM film with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Stars Robert Goulet, Peter Falk and Sally Anne Howes.
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Topics: Brigadoon, Musical
Classic TV
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Andy Griffith ep The Loaded Goat
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Topics: Andy Griffith, Classic TV
Classic TV
by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun" Originally aired November 1, 1954. Based on the novel "The Valley of Fear," Holmes and Watson are called to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire John Douglas. The local inspector thinks he has it all figured out, but Holmes discovers the crime is more complicated than it looks.
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
The Video Cellar Collection
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This is the 7 January 1951 Episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello. IMDB page here.
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Topics: Classic TV, Variety, Colgate Comedy Hour, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Classic TV
by Barbara Eden
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Barbara Eden stars in this made-for-TV movie. She looks great, especially frolicking in a bikini and numerous other outfits. There is also some sort of plot involving an international jewel thief (Stuart Whitman) and a new husband (Robert Vaughn}.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: Barbara Eden, sexy, I Dream Of Genie
Classic TV
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Andy Griffith ep High Noon in Mayberry
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Topics: Andy Griffith, Classic TV
Classic TV
by Bernard Ebert, Mike Stokey
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The 1949 TV dramatisation of the Dicken's classic.
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Topics: Classic TV, Drama, Short, Fantasy, Vincent Price
Classic TV
by Paul Henning
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THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television's number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV's highest-rated half hour.
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Topics: Classic TV, The Beverly Hillbillies
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The Adventures of Robin Hood ep 01 The Coming Of Robin Hood
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Classic TV
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Andy Griffith Episode A Wife For Andy
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Topics: Andy Griffith, Classic TV
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1956 episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", the 2nd longest running American sitcom of all time. This is a Christmas-themed episode. "Ozzie and Harriet" never reached the top 10 in the ratings, But steading ratings made sure that it out-lived many more better-known shows, and it's gentle corny humor made it popular with kids. Overall it's a classic show that has aged well. NOTE: This copy is a mid-60's re-run print, and features different commercials to the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, Christmas, 50's TV, 1950's Television,...
Classic TV Commercials
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A Classic Commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Smacks that aired during 1954. This is from an episode of "Super Circus", the complete telecast can also be found on IA. This classic commercial features Mary Hartline, a popular television personality at the time due to her friendly screen personality, which appealed to both kids and their fathers. This is not really Mary Hartline at her best, but it is still a moderately enjoyable commercial. WARNING: Don't watch this if you are afraid of...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Advertising, Commercial, Commercials,...
Classic TV
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep13 Home For Christmas
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
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1967 episode of "The Lucy Show" called "Main Street U.S.A.". In this episode, Lucy Carmichael tries to save a historic town from being demolished. [29 Episodes of "The Lucy Show" have entered the Public Domain, For reasons which have never been explained] ******************* Info from Wikipedia: The Lucy Show was Lucille Ball's follow up show to I Love Lucy. It began in 1962 and ran until 1968. The premise and the cast changed frequently, with only Gale Gordon...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: The Lucy Show, Lucille Ball, Classic TV, 60's TV, Historic Preservation
The Video Cellar Collection
by Aaron Spelling
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The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963.
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Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
Classic TV
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep06 Trick Or Treat
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
Classic TV
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(DVD Quality) Aired: September 18, 1955 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host the season premiere of the series now titled The Colgate Variety Hour. The show opens with Martin as Hal April, the host of The $64,000,000 Question. Lewis plays returning champ Morty M.M. Morton who, against his will, is risking his winnings for more cash. Once he survives a ridiculously hard question in the isolation booth, he's ready for the $64,000,000 question. He's given headphones and placed in a huge tank of water....
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Topics: Colgate Comedy Hour, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Freddie Bell, Freddie Bell and the Bellhops, pool...
Classic TV
by Carl Reiner
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The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Totalling 158 episodes and five seasons, the show was also produced by Reiner, who wrote many episodes and played the part of Alan Brady. Reiner based the main character on himself and the Brady character on his former boss Sid Caesar. Many of the show's plots were inspired by Reiner's...
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Topics: Classic TV, Dick van Dyke
Classic TV
by Adventures Unlimited
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THE EYE OF THE STORM : The Inventions of Nikola Tesla - Narrated by Stan Deyo - 90 Min. WARNING: The VHS source of this documentary is very old and the quality of the audio and video is very poor. This rare documentary, shown only once on Australian television, covers the history of secret U.S. government research into futuristic propulsion and Energy systems. The Film also discusses the work of Nikola Tesla, including information on mysterious devices locked away in safes at the time of his...
Topics: Nikola Tesla, Stan Deyo, The Cosmic Conspiracy, free energy, electricity, antigravity, UFOs,...
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The Great Sadini finds a young man passed out from hunger on the carnival grounds and takes him inside to his trailer. The boy, Hugo, proves to be simple. His first thought on waking is that he is dead and that Sadini and his wife are the devil and an angel. He's nearly right -- but he has the roles reversed. Sadini's compassion prompts him to take the kid under his wing and teach him about magic. From Imdb This Is one of the two PD Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes
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Topics: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, hitchcock, mystery, classic Tv
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Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip".
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Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
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The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
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Topics: Classic TV, Superman, George Reeves, Public Service Announcement, US Treasury
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by George E. Foley
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A live tv production of Frankenstein from the anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. Legend has it that Lon Chaney Jr. (playing the monster) was unaware that it wasn't a rehearsal, so rather than break up props as planned, he simply put them down. While he certainly does some odd things with the chairs and appears to ask a question to somebody off stage (at 12:04), he does break up some props, and certainly isn't the only one flubbing (or was 'elictricigate' a word in the day of Mary Shelley?)...
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Topics: frankenstein, horror, monster, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow
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by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860s, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his nickname...
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Topics: Bonanza, Classic TV, Classic Television, Westerns, Color, Public Domain
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by Sheldon Reynolds
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Shy Ballerina" Originally aired November 22, 1954. A simple case of mistakenly switched coats suddenly turns into blackmail and then murder! When poor Watson's hat was found at the scene of the crime, even he becomes a suspect. This episode features Natalie Schaffer, best known in her role later on in television history as Mrs. Lovey Howell in Gilligan's Island.
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
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by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his...
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Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
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by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his...
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Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
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Night of April 14th. First Aired: 1/27/1959
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Topics: One Step Beyond, Classic TV
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The Roy Rogers Show ep Phantom Rustlers
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Topics: Roy Rogers, Classic TV
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by NBC
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Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his...
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Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain